Town and parish councils have stepped in with financial support to stop the shutdown of CCTV in Somerset. A Langport woman says she may have to give up her job if a plan to cut the 54 bus service between Yeovil and Taunton goes ahead. West Chinnock Primary School remains closed again today following a flood....and more.
Town and parish councils have stepped in with financial support to stop the shutdown of CCTV in Somerset. The service has been at risk due to Somerset Council withdrawing its funding for the network. Meanwhile, Ilminster Town Council is putting up its share of the Council Tax by around £60 from April.
A Langport woman says she may have to give up her job if a plan to cut the 54 bus service between Yeovil and Taunton goes ahead. The service is one of several routes currently at risk due to spending cuts at Somerset Council. Margeret Gamble says if the 54 service stops running she would have no other affordable way of getting to her job.
The owners of a dairy farm near Crewkerne have been fined £20,000 for polluting fresh water. Based at Leaze Farm, in Haselbury Plucknett, Faw Bakers Kingston Farms Ltd pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates Court to committing the offence at Rushywood Farm. The company further admitted a charge of failing to ensure that silage had been correctly stored.
West Chinnock Primary School on Scotts Way in West Chinnock remains closed today. The school shut last Monday following a flood with children transferring to Norton-sub-Hamdon Primary School for lessons. It’s thought West Chinnock Primary School will re-open as normal on Monday although this is yet to be confirmed.
Unions claim up to one thousand jobs could be cut at Somerset Council. People in Chard are being asked for suggestions about where in the town a cinema could be opened. The Gateway in Yeovil is the venue for a concert tonight, marking the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine...and more
Somerset Council meets today to agree on spending cuts of £100 million to prevent the Council from going bankrupt. A Martock man has been charged in connection with an incident at a pro-Palestine demonstration in central London. Ilminster Town Council is holding an auction of furniture at its former offices in North Street...and more
There's an increased risk of flooding on local roads today following a weekend of heavy rain. Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing teenager, thought to be in South Somerset. A new public clock was officially unveiled in Ilminster town centre at the weekend...and more
Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A358 that led to the road shutting for 24 hours. A diabetes remission programme, piloted by NHS Somerset, is being rolled out across England. A Yeovil woman has won a top award for her cake-making...and more.
Avon and Somerset Police are stepping up their efforts to cut knife crime. A driver who videoed himself admitting he was drunk at the wheel before killing a woman in a crash near Wincanton has had his prison sentence increased. Fundraising to support the family of a Somerset jockey who died earlier this month has topped 54 thousand pounds...and more
Parents say that they are worried about planned cuts to the budget for providing transport to children with special needs. East Street in Chard is closed today for repairs to an electric cable. A car has crashed into a gatepost at Cricket St Thomas that featured in the BBC comedy ‘To the Manor Born’...and more.
Chard Town Council has voted to put up its share of the Council Tax by 45.2%. A new campaign has been launched to help tackle mental health issues in farming. Three school choirs in Yeovil have joined together to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London...and more
NHS Somerset has launched its biggest-ever campaign to test the blood pressure of thousands of people in Somerset. Bus campaigners are calling for a re-think of plans to cut the 54-bus between Yeovil and Wincanton. Plans have been submitted to convert a former mill at South Petherton into a dwelling...and more.